Madagascar

Veolia Foundation supporting a nano-grid project in Madagascar

The project connects four to six households, and lets dwellers pre-purchase daily access to electricity using a mobile app. A successful trial phase has just been finished and the executing association, Nanoé Développement has set new goals to reach in the near future.

Madagascar sees its first solar park come online

The 20 MW facility will sell power to Madagascar’s state-owned utility, Jirama under a long-term PPA. Construction on the plant started in late 2016.

Crowd investment kicking off PV, storage system market in developing countries

Autarsys reports the roll-out of two off-grid battery systems in Madagascar. Thanks to crowd investment, its order books are full. Streamlining the process of investment, the Germany-based start-up will cooperate with crowd investment platforms, Greenvesting and Ecoligo.

Madagascar commissions its first solar-plus-storage project

A solar facility made up of 720 solar PV modules and coupled with a 315 Kwh storage system is expected to power several communities of the Bongolava region.

Madagascar tenders 25 MW of solar

The 25 MW (AC) solar PV project will be located near the capital of Antananarivo and will be supported by the World Bank’s Scaling Solar group program.

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Madagascar introduces fiscal breaks for PV

The new measure was announced by Madagascar’s President, Hery Rajaonarimampianina on the occasion of the inauguration of a commercial PV system installed at a shopping mall in Ankorondrano.

Madagascar wants more off-grid solar for rural areas, preps to host first grid-connected PV plants

Madagascar’s Ministry of Energy and Hydrocarbons is increasing efforts to implement its rural electrification plan for 2015-2020. Meanwhile, the government is also seeking developers for the island’s first MW-sized grid-connected PV projects.

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Scaling Solar update: Senegal, Madagascar, Ethiopia and Zambia tenders

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) updated the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) last week about solar PV developments in Africa through the IFC’s Scaling Solar program.

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